Spring Planting List
27 April 2011 by karlkrist
Some of last fall’s swiss chard. 8 beautiful plants. I didn’t eat a single leaf. Chard is now off of my ‘must plant’ list.
I’m slowing down the garden this year…on purpose. Maybe I want some beds to go fallow, maybe I’ve got other things to do with my time. Either way, I will be planting a bit less than usual.
But here is a list of what I am planting:
- Sunburst squash
- Crookneck squash
- Straightneck squash
- Zucchini squash x 2
- Pumpkin x2 volunteers
- Spanish Spice Pepper
- Green Relleno (the tags are not very accurate)
- Padilla Bajio
- Bell Pepper (x4)
- Cantaloupe “Hale’s Best” x2
- Strawberry rhizome x 15
- Strawberry plants x 1o
- Better Boy
- Early Girl
- Ichiban eggplant
- Burpless Cucumber
- Corn x about 50
A friend donated this sunburst squash. Last year she donated an ‘Eight ball’ squash. Friends who donate squash are cool.
One of my onion boxes. You’ll notice that some onions are further along than others. Well, my young assistant has an affinity for pulling out young onion plants. In some cases, this is the third planting.
Those of you with eagle-eyes may also notice the Poppy plants. I mentioned before that my yard is littered with them after letting a single poppy plant go to seed last year. In this picture you can see at least 6 plants. I have hundreds in my yard. Prettiest weed I’ve ever seen.
Here are the volunteer pumpkins. My young assistant wanted to help last year, so she planted some pumpkin seeds from our Jack O’Lantern. And they came up! We’ll see how this goes, but if I had to guess, I would say they would do better than all of the pumpkins I’ve ever planted.
Keep gardening fun!
Now I remember why I’m slowing down…
Two more little bean pods were added to the garden on April 19th..
Felix and Otto